Movie list for Feb. 8, 2013

Movie list for Feb. 8
Published: February 8, 2013
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Ratings are by Gene Triplett, George Lang, Brandy McDonnell, Matthew Price, Dennis King and Sandi Davis. Ratings are based on a four-star system: 1 star (poor), 2 stars (fair), 3 stars (should see), 4 stars (must see).

New releases

‘Identity Thief'

R 1:51 See review

‘Quartet'

PG-131:37 See review

‘Side Effects'

R1:46 See review

‘Top Gun: An IMAX 3-D Experience'

PG1:40 See review

First run

‘Argo'

R2:00 4 stars

Ben Affleck directed and stars in this dramatization of the CIA's mission to rescue six Americans from Tehran during the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1980. (Language and some violent images) GL

‘Beasts of the Southern Wild'

PG-131:31 4 stars

Hushpuppy lives with her father, Wink, in “the Bathtub,” a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. (Thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief sensuality) GL

‘Bullet to the Head'

R 1:31 1 ½ stars

Sylvester Stallone plays a New Orleans hit man trying to track down the guys who set him up. (Strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use) WIRE

‘Broken City'

R1:49 2 ½ stars

An ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) is hired by a big city mayor (Russell Crowe) to spy on his wife. (Pervasive language, some sexual content and violence) WIRE

‘Django Unchained'

R 2:45 4 stars

Director Quentin Tarantino takes his blood-splashing mayhem to new heights in this epic revenge tale about a former slave (Jamie Foxx) who becomes a bounty hunter. (Strong language and explicit violence throughout) GT

‘Gangster Squad'

R 1:53 2 stars

Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin play a pair of Los Angeles police petectives leading a small secret squad of cops trying to take down ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn). (Strong violence and language) GL

‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters'

R 1:28 1 ½ stars

Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have grown up into fearsome witch hunters. (Strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language) WIRE

‘A Haunted House'

R 1:20 Not screened for press

A married couple (co-writer Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins) move into a dream home but soon learn a demon also resides there. (Crude and sexual content, language and some drug use)

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'

PG-13 2:46 2 ½ stars

“Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson returns to Middle-Earth for the first of three planned films based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel “The Hobbit.” (extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence and frightening images) DK

‘The Impossible'

PG-13 1:47 3 ½ stars

Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor play tourists trying to keep themselves and their three young sons alive in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (Intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity) GT

‘Jack Reacher'

PG-13 2:10 3 stars

Tom Cruise takes on the military policeman of Lee Childs' novels. (Violence, language and some drug material) BM

‘The Last Stand'

R 1:47 3 stars

Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a sheriff fighting off a drug cartel. (Strong bloody violence throughout and language) WIRE

‘Les Miserables'

PG-132:37 3 ½ stars

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